MoDOT drops variable speed limit on Interstate 270

Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 7:45 a.m. CST; updated 10:00 a.m. CST, Thursday, March 10, 2011

ST. LOUIS — Two years after changeable, electronic speed limit signs were posted along portions of Interstate 270 in suburban St. Louis, the signs are about to become guidelines, not law.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday about a study unfavorable to the project. As a result, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced that starting in July, the signs will serve only an advisory role to pace drivers through areas of congestion. The permanent speed limit will be 60 mph.

MoDOT spent $900,000 on the project. The department does not plan to introduce variable speed limits elsewhere.


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